To help with keeping our budget, we want to get better at making some of our own food staples. One of mine is my morning oatmeal. I found a wonderful recipe at Once A Month Mom, which is an amazing website. The original recipe is for oatmeal “packets”. I don’t like to use baggies, so the recipe below is the same as the one at Once A Month Mom, it’s just multiplied by 10. I keep it in a Rubbermaid container that I already had and leave a 1/4 cup measuring cup in the container.
2 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oats
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Powdered Milk
1 1/8 teaspoons Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
Pour hot water over (to your thickness liking) and let stand for 1 min before eating.
NOTES: I used dark brown sure and I really like it. It does clump a bit, but works fine once your put the hot water in the bowl. Also, I tend to add one “shake” of cinnamon to each 1/4 cup serving. I think most people would eat a 1/2 cup serving. We bought the quick cooking oats at Sharp Shopper and we bought organic.